The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has been awarded a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) grant of $10.5 million for one year. Pennsylvania’s new grant is one of 45 recently announced by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The priority populations for initiatives funded by the PDG are: infants and [...]
Locating information about Pennsylvania's Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC) is now easier than ever. A newly redesigned Raise Your STAR website recently launched, allowing website visitors to search by county or zip code and locate the name, location--including a map--and contact information of their ELRC. Visit the new site at www.raiseyourstar.org.
Are you a child care provider looking for an easy way to share documents and information with your Quality Coach or STAR Designator? The new Keystone STARS Document Uploader is a resource developed specifically for you and is designed to do just that: provide an efficient, convenient method to transmit documentation to a Quality Coach as you [...]
Pennsylvania's Early Care and Education Professional Development Organizations Request for Application (RFA) #17-18 Released Applications due March 19, 2019 The PA Department of Human Services has posted the following Solicitation RFA 17-18 . The objective of this RFA is to identify Early Care and Education Professional Development Organizations ("ECE PDOs")to: Coordinate and facilitate access to credit-bearing, stackable, portable coursework [...]
Pennsylvania's Children's Trust Fund (CTF) Request for Application (RFA) #24-18 Released Applications due March 6, 2019 The PA Department of Human Services has posted the following Solicitation RFA 24-18. The purpose of the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) grants, which operate under the administration of the CTF Board and the Department of Human Services (DHS), is to [...]
Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, and sometimes it can be hard to make decisions when it comes to their care. A new baby can be stressful if families don’t have help. In Pennsylvania, Home Visiting services can be a great answer for families who are looking for help. Visits are based on the needs [...]
As a leader, do you walk the talk? This recent article by Dr. Marnie Aylesworth highlights what many leaders with good intentions might miss--A step that involves actively taking care of ourselves and one that can positively strengthen the area of the brain responsible for the executive functioning skills leaders need in order to really [...]